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ASIA 54 Asian

Across from Ho­tel Palo­mar, sleek spot with tem­ple-style art for Viet­namese, Ja­panese, Chinese and Thai faves. Sushi bar and happy hour spe­cials. L, D (daily). 2122 P St. NW, 202.296.1950 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle


In­spired by tapas bars of Barcelona, lively spot for zesty bites like Colorado lamb skew­ers with pickled shal­lots, quail eggs and chorizo, ba­con-wrapped dates, Ibérico ham, ar­ti­sanal chees- es, chur­ros. San­gria, cava cock­tail, sher­ries, wines. L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1837 M St. NW 202.558.9545 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle (South)

DUKE’S GRO­CERY Bri­tish/Amer­i­can

Eclec­tic East London-in­spired bites with an ever- chang­ing menu (see Face­book page for the day’s of­fer­ings). Sarnie (aka, sand­wich) va­ri­eties like sausage, BLT, spiced lentil and a “proper burger” with An­gus beef. Un­con­ven­tional cur­ries and sea­sonal sal­ads. Wine and beer. L (M- F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1513 17th St. NW, 202.733.5623 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle

HON­EY­SUCKLE New South­ern

For­mer Vi­dalia space now ex­ud­ing rock-an­droll flair with tat­too-themed mu­ral and black-and-white por­traits of fa­vorite mu­si­cians. In the kitchen, Hamil­ton John­son in his old stomp­ing grounds, send­ing out South­ern dishes with Nordic in­flu­ences. Veni­son tartare, Scot­tish ocean trout, roasted squash soup. L (M- F), D (daily). 1990 M St. NW, 202.659.1990 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle (South)

THE RIGGSBY Amer­i­can

Retro-style digs in­side the Car­lyle Ho­tel as back­drop for James Beard Award-win­ner Michael Schlow’s el­e­vated clas­sics. Roast chicken, tuna tartare, rack of lamb and slow- cooked salmon. B, L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1731 New Hamp­shire Ave. NW, 202.787.1500 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle

SUSHI TARO Ja­panese

Miche­lin-starred sec­ond-story spot with cherry wood walls and tatami rooms, ki­mo­noed host­ess and ex­otic sushi (flute fish, live scal­lops) by mas­ter chef Nobu Ya­mazaki and team. L (M- F), D (M-Sa). 1503 17th St. NW, 202.462.8999 Metro: Dupont Cir­cle

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